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Pregnancy is a stage when nutritional requirement is higher, so proper nutrition during pregnancy is very important aspect for the development of fetus. The present study was accomplished to evaluate the role of high protein rich egg and antioxidant containing garlic and fenugreek during pregnancy and lactation in Swiss albino mice. To evaluate the role of egg, garlic and fenugreek selected pregnant females were divided into six groups with 6 animals in each group. These groups were Control Diet group-1 [(3.85g Wheat + 3.85g Maize + 1.55g Gram + 0.75g Groundnut = 10 g) for 1 mice], Control Diet + High Protein (eggs) group-2 [6 g + 4 ml], Control Diet +Garlic (Bulb) group- 3 [9.5 g + 0.5 g], Control Diet + Fenugreek (Seeds) group- 4 [9.5 g + 0.5 g], Control Diet + Egg + Garlic group- 5[5.5 g + 4 ml + 0.5 g], Control Diet + Egg + Fenugreek group- 6 [5.5 g + 4 ml + 0.5 g]. After parturition the body weight (BW), crown to rump length (CRL) and body mass index (BMI) of pups were recorded on PND (Post Natal Day) 1, PND 7, PND 14, PND 21, PND 35 and PND 49. In all studied groups there were no significant changes observed in BW of pups when mothers fed during pregnancy and lactation at PND 7 while at PND 21 significant changes were observed and highly significant changes occurred at all other days in all groups. There were no significant changes in CRL of pups when mothers fed during pregnancy and lactation at PND 35, 49 in all groups, while highly significant changes were observed at all other post-natal days in all groups and along with it highly significant changes occurred in BMI in all the groups’ at all postnatal days.